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    This National Guard position is for a READINESS TECHNICIAN, Position Description Number D1094000and is part of the ID G3, Idaho Army National Guard.



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    NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an excepted service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.

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    As a READINESS TECHNICIAN, GS-0303-8, you will:

    Be located in a Company/Battery/Troop size unit of the Army National Guard co-located in the vicinity of the higher headquarters. The primary purpose of this position is to represent the commander in day-to-day operations. Plans and provides assistance to ensure the required training, personnel, administration, logistics, strength and public relations objectives are achieved and requirements are accomplished. Provides overall guidance for the full-time force of the unit. Anticipates and recommends solutions for the needs of the unit in all aspects of mobilization readiness. Provides day-to-day supervision of all unit FTS employees.

    Advises the commander on training, logistics, personnel and unit mobilization readiness requirements and ensures the unit develops, updates, and maintains comprehensive mobilization plans. Duties include, but are not limited to, preparation of the unit's required mobilization reports and documents such as transportation reports, load plans, movement plans, post mobilization training support, and alert rosters. Reviews and implements mobilization directives. Ensures the completion of security clearance requirements. Ensures incoming correspondence, regulations, and publications are reviewed, interpreted, and implemented.

    Serves as primary point of contact for input into the unit readiness reports. Performs continuous analysis and refinement of unit readiness data to ensure validity, currency, accuracy, and availability to the battalion headquarters. Provides training and assistance to commander, and unit personnel, on reporting procedures and other matters pertaining to readiness.

    Manages the military school program of the unit. Coordinates with higher headquarters and/or Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations Training Branch, to obtain quotas for personnel to attend schools (Service, NCO, Special, etc.). Monitors the expenditure of funds for additional training assemblies. Monitors use of school quotas, training support mandays, and other training resources when they are allocated to the unit. Ensures school applicants are eligible to attend the schools and all prerequisites are met.

    Prepares and/or reviews training directives, individual training records, operation orders, mobilization plans, SOP's, and readiness reports. Reviews or prepares training schedules and plans for approval of commander and higher headquarters. Ensures the maintenance of training guidance and documents as required by higher headquarters. Prepares and/or reviews automated requests for orders. Prepares and reviews draft correspondence for approval by commander or higher level supervisor. As required, reviews or completes training expenditure forecasts. Ensures coordination of all training programs for the unit to include the scheduling of training areas, obtaining equipment and other materials required for testing of personnel, and training scorer/evaluators or test officers. Ensures the procurement, design, reproduction, and distribution of a variety of training aids, map overlays, and transparencies that are necessary to unit personnel for the efficient operation and training of the unit.

    Forecasts, allocates, and monitors the usage of training ammunition for the unit. Ensures ammunition requests are submitted and fully justified and in-keeping with authorization and issuance of ammunition. Reviews and forwards unit request for training ammunition.

    As directed, ensures the armory is properly cared for, safeguarded and the process for rental of the facility is handled in accordance with governing directives. Safeguards the building and its contents by developing building security plans, testing intrusion detection systems, and monitoring security procedures to determine if unit members are adhering to guidelines. Serves as the automation terminal security officer (TSO) for the unit. Coordinates with the janitor (when assigned) to ensure the building is cleaned and ready for use by organizations during their scheduled events. Determines the propriety of the purposes for requested use of the facility. Denies use of the building when the purpose for its use is improper or if the requesting group has undesirable characteristics. Accounts for the monies received from armory rental and armory operating funds. Prepares armory financial status reports and forwards to higher headquarters. Manages the facility obligations, to include payments as required, for repairs and/or utilities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/483712300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.